The War at Home

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1996
  • Running time: 123 min
A young man (Estevez) returns home unharmed from the Vietnam war. Although his body is healthy, violet nightmares and battlefield hallucinations torment his mind. His middle class family pretends that nothing is wrong, and does its best to ignore the son's breakdown. read more

A young man (Estevez) returns home unharmed from the Vietnam war. Although his body is healthy, violet nightmares and battlefield hallucinations torment his mind. His middle class family pretends that nothing is wrong, and does its best to ignore the son's breakdown. His parents deny the situation by pushing their son to return to his former life, as if he were unchanged by having killed men in battle. Their silence and his rage reach a fiery showdown when the son snaps, and the family is forced to reconcile or be destroyed.

Original Release

11/20/1996

US Release

11/20/1996

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Cast

Emilio Estevez Jeremy Collier
Kathy Bates Maurine Collier
Martin Sheen Bob Collier
Kimberly Williams-Paisley Karen Collier
Carla Gugino Melissa
Corin Nemec Donald
Renée Estevez Brenda
Lane Smith Marjorie's Husband
Geoffrey Blake David
Ann Hearn Prof. Tracey
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Emilio Estevez

Writers

James Duff

Cast

Emilio Estevez Jeremy Collier
Kathy Bates Maurine Collier
Martin Sheen Bob Collier
Kimberly Williams-Paisley Karen Collier
Carla Gugino Melissa
Corin Nemec Donald
Renée Estevez Brenda
Lane Smith Marjorie's Husband
Geoffrey Blake David
Ann Hearn Prof. Tracey
Nathaniel Holt College Student
Damian Tamburro Hippy
LaToya Ward College Student
Marcus H. Nelson Pvt. Poe
Michael Wiseman Lieutenant
Jena Kraus Coffee House Singer
Chad Morgan Bus Station Clerk
Penelope Allen Marjoree
Tuan Tran Viet Cong
Paloma Estevez Little Girl

Producers

Editors

Craig Bassett

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